Friday, 2 September 2011

A spot of customisation

Today was day 1 of a child free house and it feels so quiet - no friends door knocking, the dull sound of electronics and TV's in the background, the clank of lego being tipped out, the bickering.....,requests for endless food and drink - I actually miss those sounds! even though they drove me mad.

Jack went back yesterday and Toby had his first secondary school day today and boy was he excited - despite the early start to walk to the bus, not relying on me to remember things, learning how to do a tie! and not returning till 4.30 each day.  We took a photograph of him in exactly the same spot as we did when he first went to school 7 years ago - how time flies.

I'm really looking forward to his return and the success of accomplishing so many 'firsts'

Anyway, with the onset of chilly mornings, I thought I would customise an old denim jacket.  I've had it the best part of a decade and really wanted to jazz it up a little.

I sewed a CK patch I've had for a while on the arm

and with some Liberty print bias binding I then sewed this around the cuffs.

and then round the bottom edge

I'm pretty pleased with the overall look and has given my old jacket a new lease of life.

(double click to zoom in)

Have a great weekend!


Scarlett said...

Hope they both had a fab day at school. The customisation looks great well done :o) Scarlett x

KC'sCourt! said...

I remember back to school and the taking of the photos in the new uniform, and the tieing of ties etc. They grow so quickly! (My sons now range from 26, 28 and 30yrs)
I like what you have done with your jacket
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hope your boys settle well into a new school year. A big step secondary school! We are starting school runs and days next week! Its going to be very strange after such a lot of family time together.

Love your customized jacket. Really pretty. Just the thing for those chilly mornings.


Serenata said...

Looks great Sarah.

My son doesn't go back to school until Wednesday!

Hope they both had a good day at school.

Nattie said...

We go back to school on Monday, and I am not looking forward to a quiet house!
Love the look of your jacket.......yummy mummy coming through....
nattie x

Kate said...

Just found your blog and it's great! Love the makeover of your jacket. Hope school went well for your boys xx

**Anne** said...

I love what you have done to your jacket, very pretty and I bet you feel like you have a whole new jacket.
Hope you young men had a good start to the school year.
Anne xx

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

I have an old denim jacket and I might just try something like this .... unless you want to do it for me??